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Dodgers and Dave Roberts Continue Talk of Rolling out Red Carpet for Anthony Rendon

Los Angeles skipper says organization doing all they can to lure Rendon

Dave Roberts addresses the media on workout day ahead of the 2019 NLDS.

Already we have mentioned the Los Angeles Dodgers signaling the proverbial ‘red carpet’ treatment for marquee free agent Anthony Rendon. Now ironically, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts joins MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM to talk about that exact subject.

While you can hear the entire interview below, Roberts sounds like the Dodgers are heavily in the mix on Rendon in taking the skipper’s comments to heart.

First, Roberts talks about the leader of the clubhouse Justin Turner and his willingness to win; including changing positions if it means the Dodgers can add Rendon.

“Justin Turner set the tone for the winter, saying publicly if we get Rendon he will move to the other side of the diamond. So that’s a conversation I didn’t even have to initiate or follow up. it just speaks towards the character of the player. When a player can say I am all about winning then change a position, that’s walking the walk.”

Obviously, this should speak towards the true greatness of Turner as a Dodger and add to his legacy. Whether it happens or it doesn’t, no one should ever forget the sacrifice he was willing to make in putting his own ego aside to attempt to land the Dodgers a player like Rendon. Without question – as Roberts says in so many words – this is an example of a player checking his ego at the door and saying he will do whatever it takes to win a title.


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Next, Roberts is asked when Rendon may sign with the Dodgers or elsewhere. It’s important to remember that while the Dodgers seem the lead-dog in many ways on Rendon, there are several suitors in play.

“That I don’t know. And that’s the thing about free agency, we all talk about it and get excited about it. But the free agents drive that – it’s their market – and they have earned that opportunity. So we kind of made our pitch and had the opportunity to meet Anthony and his wife. Ultimately, all of these guys have a decision to make.”

Finally, the Rendon negotiations have reached a fever-pitch in regards to the Dodgers and all of baseball. Truly it sounds like the Dodgers are doing all they can to land a player that makes a lot of sense over the course of the next several years in the heart of the order.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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    • They could sign Betances and Treinen to much more reasonable deals than Strasburg and Coles stupid deals. Hopefully they do it

      • Stop rolling out the red carpet for Rendon, and just sign him. Then you can roll it up and have it delivered to his house. Just sign the guy. This isn’t like last year where players like Machado and Harper lingered out there for months. Cole and Strasburg are already gone. Rendon’s value isn’t exactly dropping by the day. SIGN HIM!

  1. Hey Friedman and Kasten, you feckless tightwads. Are you serious about ever winning a WS or are you just satisfied with being “almost runs?” Sign the guy already!!! Why in the f**k can the Padres and Phillies be shelling out the cash and the second largest market in the country can’t? Stop embarrassing yourselves and get the man in a Dodgers uniform.

  2. WE ALL KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN,`SAME OLD SHIT, SET AROUND BLOW HOW HARD YOU ARE TRYING TO GET @ LEAST 1 OF THE 3 BOYS, 2 THINGS ARE GOING ON ,WILL NOT SPEND, & THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR D.R. STOP THE CRAP AND KEEP HILL STRIPPLING, POLLICKER AND ALL THE REST OF GANG & KEEP LEADING THE FANS ON ,HOPE THEY DO NOT RESPOND WELL AND TICKET SALES GO TO HELL , THEN THE OWNERS WILL WAKE UP.

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